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Using Art to Connect Our Classroom Diversity With History

My students need materials, like clay, feathers, shells and paint to connect their diverse cultures and backgrounds to our classroom through various art projects.

My Students

My Students: Everyone wants to feel connected. It is no different when 32 third graders walk into the classroom and need to create a community together. Using these materials, I will be able to have the students create visual art projects celebrating their diversity and heritage.

I teach in a public school in California.

We have a very large diverse population, with students coming from many different nationalities, countries, etc. Our children want to feel that they belong and are connected to the other students, even though they may look different or may speak a different language.

My Project

By learning about the art form of Mehndi from India, and creating Mehndi Art Gloves, and making Good Fortune Boxes to celebrate the Chinese tradition of passing on good luck, we will immerse ourselves in the different culture and traditions that our students come to us from. These are just two of the projects that these materials will allow us to create, allowing students ownership in the classroom, as well as feeling connected and proud of their heritage. I have requested art materials including the gloves and markers used to make the Mehndi Gloves, the origami papers, clay, molds and paint used to make the Good Fortune Boxes as well as other art materials for projects celebrating the diversity in our classroom and school. These projects support the California VAPA Content Standards # 3 - Choosing and Evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas, and #4 - Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and culture.

Disney Create, please help make this project a reality so that my 32 students can share their background and culture to our classroom through the Visual Arts.

This will not only help make our classroom a tolerant and caring community but will also enhance students self esteem and feelings of belonging.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC/NATURALS 2LB • Blick Art Materials $18.30 2 $36.60
BALSA WOOD/BALSA ASST 30/PK • Blick Art Materials $7.56 4 $30.24
STAMPING TOOLS/BASIC SET • Blick Art Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
CLAY BEADS/ASRTD 1LB • Blick Art Materials $14.30 2 $28.60
AMACO MEX POT CLAY/!F RED 25LB • Blick Art Materials $24.79 1 $24.79
AMACO MARBLEX GRAY/!F 25LB • Blick Art Materials $24.71 1 $24.71
CARDSTOCK PAPER PACK/WINTER 8.5X11 • Blick Art Materials $10.94 1 $10.94
CARDSTOCK PAPER PACK/AUTUMN 8.5X11 • Blick Art Materials $10.94 2 $21.88
CARDSTOCK PAPER PACK/SUMMER 8.5X11 • Blick Art Materials $10.94 2 $21.88
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC COPPR 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $15.67 1 $15.67
TERRA COTTA BEADS/MTLC FINISH 1LB • Blick Art Materials $14.77 1 $14.77
NATURAL FEATHERS/1/2OZ ASRTMNT • Blick Art Materials $4.08 3 $12.24
BLICKRYLIC/RAW UMBER 64OZ • Blick Art Materials $11.79 1 $11.79
AMACO ALL PURPOSE/SEALER 8OZ JAR • Blick Art Materials $7.15 1 $7.15
SPDBALL HRD RUB BRAY/4IN • Blick Art Materials $6.20 1 $6.20
RAFFIA/VARI CLR 6OZ • Blick Art Materials $6.18 1 $6.18
COLORFUL PLAS CANVAS/CLR 4.5IN 10PC • Blick Art Materials $1.37 4 $5.48
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC SLVR PT • Blick Art Materials $5.34 1 $5.34
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC GOLD PT • Blick Art Materials $5.34 1 $5.34
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC COPPR PT • Blick Art Materials $5.34 1 $5.34
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC BRASS PT • Blick Art Materials $5.34 1 $5.34
BLICKRYLIC/FLUOR RED PT • Blick Art Materials $4.43 1 $4.43
BLICKRYLIC/FLUOR GRN PT • Blick Art Materials $4.43 1 $4.43
BLICKRYLIC/FLUOR BLU PT • Blick Art Materials $4.43 1 $4.43
BLICKRYLIC/RAW UMBER PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/BLCKOUT WHT PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/WHT TITNM PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/MARS BLK PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/BRT RED PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/FIRE RED PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/VENTN RED PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/PHTHLO RED PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/CHRME YLW PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/DP YLW PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/CHRME ORG PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/PHTHLO BLU PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/CBLT BLU PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/ULTRA BLU PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/VLT PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/PHTHLO GRN PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/GRN OXID PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/BRNT SIENNA PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/BRNT UMBER PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
BLICKRYLIC/RAW SIENNA PT • Blick Art Materials $4.20 1 $4.20
WELDBOND ADHESIVE/4OZ • Blick Art Materials $4.16 1 $4.16
CRTVTY ST BUGLE BEAD/ASSORTED 33MM • Blick Art Materials $1.78 2 $3.56
SPECTRA ART TISSUE/BRIGHT CLRS 20X30 • Blick Art Materials $2.64 1 $2.64
SPECTRA ART TISSUE/WHT 24/PK 20X30 • Blick Art Materials $1.55 1 $1.55

Materials cost

$424.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.22

Total project goal

$588.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.12

1 Donor

-$588.12

Donations toward project cost

-$499.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 32 students.

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